Letter to the editor for Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

Appeal shows bias in coverage of Pence’s speech

Too bad Appeal reporter Geoff Dornan’s front page coverage of Republican vice presidential-pick Mike Pence’s Monday Carson City visit was mostly about a protestor. You would have though her complaint about Trump’s response to the attack by Khizr Khan was the most important part of the event.

Questions Dornan might have asked: Where does Hillary get off manipulating Mr. and Mrs. Khan into using the death of their son as a political prop?

Her campaign trashed Pat Smith, who has spoken out about losing her son in Baghdad due to Hillary’s negligence. Why the double standard?

Does Mr. Khan, an immigration lawyer, not understand that back when we enforced immigration laws the INS used religious profiling to grant refugee status? Why did Mr. Khan take down his website advertising help for rich

middle easterners who abuse the EB5 visa process by buying U.S. residence for themselves and their families?

Did the Pence protestor’s military son approve of his mom using his service to prop up Hillary’s candidacy?

It’s a shame accurate reporting on Mr. Pence’s visit took a back seat to Dornan’s bias. Voters might have learned which presidential candidate really supports our military and has the best interests of America at heart.

Lois Bock



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